“I have been studying Mandarin as a beginner at Toronto Mandarin School for about a year. In about a year, I can now write more than 2000 characters and speak fluently with my Chinese friends! My teacher is fantastic and funny. The small class size of 3-5 students benefits a lot. It provides me plenty of opportunities to practice in class. The “Mandarin Corner” on every Friday night is an excellent opportunity to help me use and practice the new words and phrases in different contexts. Here is what I write in Chinese for anyone who wants to learn Mandarin:
学中文最重要的是不怕说话。你必须练习你学习的东西，把它们用到别的地方。你需要背新的单词。 在Toronto Mandarin School, 你有很多的练习机会，比如在课堂上，或是星期五的汉语角。 我最后想告诉你们的秘诀是：如果你努力，你就会成功！”
Chris Blake, Electronic Engineer, 4th year student of University of Toronto
The lessons were very good and the pace was customized to my learning level and I was making a lot of progress in such a short time. The actual classes were fun and I genuinely enjoyed going to class. My teacher was fantastic, well prepared and always engaged during my lessons.
Andrew Leung, CPP Investment Board
I have finished the 4 week immersion program at Toronto Mandarin School. 6 hours a day studying Mandarin, I am sure that I tired out both Jenny and Sonya and they were very graceful with their patience for me. I certainly did learn a lot and have continued to review and learn further the things that I was both able to learn, and the other things that still need more attention. Both ladies were tremendous and ensured that they were giving their very best. I can say that I am very satisfied with the level and quality of instruction. I will be using Toronto Mandarin School as a reference for learning Mandarin in Canada. I am considering asking for another two weeks, and if approved, I would be looking at the first weeks of August to start again.
Alex Mills, Works at Canadian Goverment
“I have been a student of Toronto Mandarin School for about two years and can highly recommend them. Their teaching methods are very good and my instructor has been knowledgeable, encouraging and patient allowing me to make excellent progress. The administration of the school is most professional and the teaching method follows an organized progressive structure. It has been an amazing experience at Toronto Mandarin School.”
Steven J Rabkin, President, Rabco Food Service Limited
I am an exchange student from Korea who is studying at U of T, and I had taken private lessons for about seven months at Toronto Mandarin School. My teacher is very resourceful and encouraging in helping me taking baby steps to improve my conversational skills. She is very patient and diligent, designed a curriculum that is customized to my unique needs. She always encouraged me to speak up and gave me ample time to practice in class and helped me to get rid of the fear of learning a new language. With this class over seven months, now I have the courage to speak with much more comfort and confidence. I am very happy and satisfied with the lecture and learning results at Toronto Mandarin School.
蔡侑承：(Korean), U of T student
“Before starting my instruction in the Mandarin language the possibility of speaking, reading and writing the Mandarin language seemed to me to be a formidable task. I am happy to say that thanks to the patience and perseverance of the teachers at the Toronto Mandarin School that this assumption was proven wrong. I highly recommend study at the Toronto Mandarin School. From small class sizes, a diverse student body, and professional teachers, my experience to date has been a positive one. I’m looking forward to trying out my new language skills in an upcoming trip to Beijing and in my continuing studies.”
George Leonard, Counsel, Ontario Government
“My experience at Toronto Mandarin School has been excellent. My teacher understands the difficulty in learning a new language and patiently works to increase our knowledge and build confidence. In under a year the progressive lesson plan has allowed me to grasp fundamental knowledge and command of Mandarin. On a recent vacation to Beijing I was able to enjoy communicating and moving confidently about a relatively non English speaking city. Toronto Mandarin school offers a professional setting and atmosphere for learning. The school has allowed me to meet new people and continuously progress with them.”
Trevor Tuck, Sr. Manager of Special Projects, Enbridge Gas Distribution
“A couple of years ago, I would not have imagined the need to know Mandarin in my job. My responsibilities have always been in North America. However, like most businesses under pressure from globalization, our company has been forced to seek opportunities in Asia. I grew up in Canada and did not have the opportunity to learn to read and write Chinese. I needed Mandarin speaking interpreters and escorts to effectively conduct business in China. That leads me to learn Mandarin and to join the classes at the Toronto Mandarin School. Toronto Mandarin School enabled me to quickly develop the skills and confidence to effectively conduct business in China. Although I still need help with complex business discussions, my learned language skills allowed me to deal directly with my business associates and to form the kind of relationships that is essential for doing business well in China. I was able to reach this level of skills quickly without compromising my work commitments. This was made possible through the flexibility of programs that The Toronto Mandarin School has to offer. It was money well spent and a great investment for the future.”
Gene Lai, Vice-President, A Leading Canadian Furniture Manufacturer
“I very much enjoy the friendly atmosphere created by the teachers and management at Toronto Mandarin School. My teacher, is a fantastic teacher and her teaching style is great and vivid and the classes are very engaging and relevant to my experience. I started from zero. I really impressed my family and the waiter when I gave order in Mandarin at a Chinese restaurant. The course is a must-do for anyone seeking to learn Mandarin and this experience will assist me for all my future social and business endeavors.”
Dov Dohen-Krajdeo, Fund Analyst, Scotia Bank
“I have always believed the foundation of a good learning experience is having a good teacher and I was right. My teacher, is genuinely interested in helping us learn. She is patient, enthusiastic and funny! She regularly offered to meet me outside the class to help me catch up for classes I had missed using her spare time. I had never had such a great language teacher before! The class is very small and the Friday night conversation session was a fantastic idea for students to practice Mandarin and learn from each others. I’d live everyone know that my learning experience at Toronto Mandarin School was fantastic! Thank you and all the staff at Toronto Mandarin School for such a great year. I am looking forward to continuing my study here when I come back to Canada.”
Isabelle Cōté, PhD. Student, University of Toronto